In modern day belief systems, Quantum Mechanics has replaced Trinity belief as “most complicated thing for humans”.

In modern day belief systems, Quantum Mechanics has replaced Trinity belief as “most complicated thing for humans”.

Compare:
“Anyone who claims to understand quantum theory is either lying or crazy,” -Richard Feynmann

“anyone who tries to understand the Trinity loses his mind”
Augustine

But of course, there _are_ people who understand Trinity throughout history and there _are_ people who understand Quantum theory.

Yet they both maintain this mystique, one from 20th century quantum theory and one from .. oh, at least 150AD – present, so about 20 centuries.

The early Church hotly debated Trinity doctrine, just as we debate Quantum theory today.

There may be an 18 century span (1800 years) between the debates, but to me, it’s the same level of attempting to clarify with precision concepts that involve a combination of subjective and objective, participation and observation, in a system that is both timeless yet under continual, ceaseless change that’s only loosely predictable in the larger picture, but seems to disappear in clarity when one gets to the “how many angels at the head of a pin?” or “how many possible states in an open Universe across the span of Time?”

So, is this an unfair comparison?
If so, why so?
If it seems more or less correct, why?

And more importantly than my questions, what are your thoughts?

[which is also a question tongue emoticon ]

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